Jörg Schwitalla took over the newly created group function Human Resources Brose Group effective 1 October 2016. He is responsible for the international development and implementation of HR measures. The 55-year-old business administrator is in charge of 450 employees worldwide.
Throughout his career, Schwitalla has been responsible for a variety of HR functions and leadership tasks in international companies. He was the Chairman of HR in the MAN Group and most recently served in the same position for Rolls Royce Systems AG.
The Brose Group has elevated its HR department to the executive management board level worldwide to underscore the importance of the function both internally and externally. "I am pleased that we were able to attract Jörg Schwitalla, a competent manager with years of experience, for this important task in our family-owned company," says Jürgen Otto, CEO of the Brose Group. Brose is in constant need of specialists and managers due to its strong growth. Jörg Schwitalla’s key responsibilities include recruiting talent internally and externally, targeting and developing the skills and expertise of existing employees and safeguarding and establishing the values of the family-owned company in its various locations. "His long-standing, comprehensive industry experience makes him a great addition to our top management," explains Otto.
Now the international automotive supplier’s executive management board comprises eight people. Alongside CEO Jürgen Otto, it includes the heads of the door systems, seat systems and drives business divisions along with those responsible for the Technology, Finance and Commercial Administration, Purchasing and Human Resources central divisions.
Former Vice President Human Resources, Michael Daniel, will enter partial retirement starting in January 2017 and will take over special projects in the HR department. "I would like to thank Mr. Daniel for his commitment to our company, particularly his contribution to restructuring HR," adds Otto.